Internment and internee stories from England and Germany

Three talks on internment in Yorkshire, North East England and Berlin

Time Stood Still: The Internment of Civilians at Lofthouse Park Camp near Wakefield, 1914-18 Claudia Sternberg talks about Lofthouse Park Camp which held nearly 3,000 German and Austrian-Hungarian civilian and military prisoners during the First World War and was in use until the last officers left Yorkshire in December 1919. This talk focuses on the experience of the civilian internees and shares some of the official and personal stories that were brought to light in the collaborative British […]

如何做战一端?

And how is this remembered?

The centenary of the end of WW1 in 1918 will be widely commemorated across the country on Remembrance Sunday this year. However, the military style parades and ceremonies send a mixed message. On the one hand they are a moving display of mourning for the dead. On the other they tend towards a celebration of British military virtues, the heroic defeat of Germany and recent claims that WW1 was a 'just' or 'necessary' war. The popular memory in the UK of an allied 'victory' in 1918 leaves many […]

电影放映:Niemandsland - 无主之地 - 人间地狱

“One of the most effective anti-war films ever produced” New York Times

During World War One, five soldiers from different nations end up together amongst ruins in no man’s land and decide to stick together. Shot in 1931, this is the first international ‘talkie’, with music by Hans Eisler, the composer of “The Threepenny Opera”. One of its main characters was played by Lewis Douglas, a black American actor, and this made the film especially hateful to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels who ordered every copy of the film to be destroyed. But one survived, hence the […]

Remembering my father: From the Bavarian workers rising of 1918 to resisting the rise of the Nazis

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Resisting War Poster
My talk will draw on my father’s remarkable life in Germany up till 1933. I will use it to illustrate how the Nazis first built on the defeat of the 1918/19 Bavarian workers (and sailors) uprising, a consequence of the war, by the viciously anti-Communist Freikorps. My father, having observed the early Nazis and more aware than many on the left of how dangerous they were, was later deeply involved in the almost forgotten resistance to the Nazis pre-1933. He was active in a number of […]

How to stop a war: The German servicemen’s revolt of 1918

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Resisting War Poster
的1918至1920年其暴力镇压的德国革命是在英国流行的内存鲜为人知的事件。它描述了典型的叙述开始从德国公海舰队水兵在1918年11月。然而头几天兵变,反对战争的延续许多行动由成千上万的德国士兵在西部战线前面的暑假期间,只是最近历史学家尼克的工作暴露[...]

制作一个立场:德国反对第一次世界大战

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Resisting War Poster
During and after the First World War, ‘German’ and ‘Germany’ became bywords for militarism and a hundred years later commemoration of the First World War centenary can sometimes give the impression that the war was accepted without opposition in Germany, and that the First World War was fought without any dissenting German voices. This talk will look beyond German militarism at the various forms of anti-war resistance practiced by German citizens, including those conscripted into the German […]

简介:为什么要我们正在就11月11日这些会谈

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Resisting War Poster
11月11日,停战纪念日,我们传统悼念英国和盟军死亡。事实上,战争是所有人民悲剧谁参加了,我们应该悼念那些谁死。共有人双方谁在当时反对战争,并说这是人的生命和资源的浪费。这些讲座讲述的一些1914年谁和1933年在英国之间的战争反对德国的那些的鲜为人知的历史,纪念仪式都伴随着阅兵其[...]

Film showing: Westfront 1918

Resisting War Poster
1918年Vastfronten Dir: Georg威廉帕布斯特1930, 97 mins, Cert: PG As part of a series of events looking at World War 1 from a German perspective, we are very pleased to provide a rare chance to see what has been acclaimed as ‘one of the greatest anti-war films’. Made in 1930 by the acclaimed German director Georg Pabst, this sub-titled version is screened thanks to the support of the Goethe-Institut. The screening will be introduced by Humberto Perez-Blanco, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at […]